Review: Start Me Up by Victoria Dahl

start-me-upFrom back of book:

Lori Love is yearning for something more

Lori had always planned to get out of tiny Tumble Creek, Colorado, but when her late dad left her his beloved auto body shop, she’d stayed. Now, according to her crazy best friend, Molly, what Lori needs is some excitement, in the form of hot, no-strings-attached sex…and lots of it.

Quinn Jennings has buildings on the brain – not love and romance. A serous architect, he’s delighted to discover that Lori is willing to skip dating protocols and head straight for the sheets. And aided by the steamy books on Lori’s bedside table, he’s busy indulging both of their wildest fantasies. But when life in Tumble Creek takes a dangerous turn for Lori, Quinn’s protective instincts kick in.

Suddenly he cares. More than either of them ever expected…

There isn’t much I can say about the book except for GO BUY IT NOW!!! I haunted the bookstores while on vacation hoping that I could find the book early. I found it the Saturday before we came home and started it that night, finishing it the next morning on our LONG drive home. It was so worth driving my husband crazy looking for it! I love the way that Victoria Dahl writes dialogue and has her characters interact. There were several places that I was laughing out loud and had to explain what was so funny to my children. (Not always easy to do when you are laughing at something that happens in a intimate moment.) There was also a moment that made me tear up. I love when a book makes you feel a variety of emotions and this one does. I have already pre-ordered Ms. Dahl’s next book, One Week as Lovers, and can’t wait for her next Tumble Creek book, Lead Me On (2010).

the book girl gives START ME UP a 5/5! (This one is definitely going on my keeper shelf!!)

to find the book:


Barnes & Noble


to find out more about the author:

Victoria Dahl

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